A few days ago, I revealed some more information about my first Electron app on Twitter. If you saw that Tweet and have been following the site for a while, you were probably able to guess what my upcoming Electron app is: a new version of Lynx.
That’s right! I’ve been working hard on a new program, called Lynx Desktop, that might just be the beginning of a new era for the entire Lynx project! However, I’m getting ahead of myself. In this post, I’ll be talking about the history of Lynx and what to expect in the future.
In my last post, I mentioned that I had started working on a new Pocket PC app. Today, I am excited to announce that this app is now complete! Introducing Power Menu, the easiest way to restart, shut down, and hard reset your Pocket PC!
I'll admit, September has been a bit of an odd month for Tectra. Due to my Universal Windows Platform plans not working out, my schedule is kind of messed up. Thankfully, I have some new plans for the remainder of September, and I'll be going over them in this post!
At the beginning of the month, I announced that I was working on a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app. However, as time went on, I started to realize that this just wasn’t going to work out. Today, I have finally made up my mind: I am going to scrap my first (and potentially only ever) UWP app.
Hi, everyone! I know I haven't been super active lately, as I've been busy with my job (had some training last week) and making some major improvements to my other big project, Pocket PC Planet. (I have been working on a post system for it in PHP) Additionally, I've had school to worry about, which has also taken up a decent bit of time.
For these reasons, I haven't been able to work on a ton of Tectra stuff this month. Thankfully, if things go as planned, I'll hopefully be able to work on some Tectra projects over the next few days. However, in the mean time, I thought I'd release a small update for a project I hadn't worked on in a while. I decided that I wanted this project to be Owner Info, one of my Palm OS apps!
As a result, I'm happy to report that Owner Info v1.2 has been completed, and it is available for download! This update makes a few UI improvements, adds some shortcuts, and fixes a few things. Enjoy!
Though it may not seem that way, August 2020 was a pretty big month for Tectra. I announced my new plans for the site, released my first paid app, introduced widgets for binoc, as well as a version of it for Windows Mobile devices, and released several minor bug fix updates.
Overall, August has been a good month for Tectra. However, this leads me to the main topic of this post: My plans for September.
Earlier this evening, I was looking at some of my old Windows programs when I found something I had mostly forgotten about. It was a program I wrote as a joke nearly a year ago, and it's surprisingly still quite entertaining! Meet the Moral Compass Updater.
Hey, everyone! Yes, it is true. I have released a version of binoc for Windows Mobile! It's not nearly as feature-rich as its Android counterpart, but it does give you a quote and let you set an intention for yourself. You can check binoc for Windows Mobile out here.
On that note, I have updated my Random Number Generator for Windows Mobile. Thanks to some major UI improvements, it looks a lot better now! Just like binoc, you can check it out at the Windows Mobile page.
Thanks for reading, and have a great day!
A little while back, I wrote a post about how a new era had begun for Tectra. However, to be able to move on from the Tectra of old, I realized that I was going to have to kill off some of my older projects. That is why many of my programs have disappeared or been moved to the archives in the last few weeks.
Hey, everyone! I just started rolling out an update for binoc that adds one big new feature: widgets for your Home Screen!
The first one is the quote widget, which (you guessed it!) displays a quote from binoc. The second one is the intention widget, which displays the intention have set for yourself. Neat!
The Tectra Blog is where Tectra owner and programmer John Spahr shares what he creates. He enjoys coding and spending time with his cats in his spare time.